Mary Ellen (Park) Norton was born February 15, 1931 at the home of her maternal grandparents, Marion and Nina Stone, in Ross Township, Taylor County, Iowa. Services were held for Mary Ellen on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the First United Methodist Church in Clarinda, Iowa. Burial was held at the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the Bedford Mausoleum. Arrangements were entrusted to Nodaway Valley Funeral and Cremation Services, Clarinda, Iowa.